Fifteen years ago she was told by doctors that she had six months left to live! She was the Head Volleyball Coach at Saint Mary’s College in Indiana, then moved on to be the Assistant Volleyball Coach at Kansas State University, and then was the Head Coach at Cornell University before moving on to the University of Maine where she established the first NCAA Division I volleyball program in the school’s history. She is also the founder of the Maine Volleyball Coaches Association, and in USA Volleyball’s Iroquois-Empire Volleyball Association Region she serves as Director and Head Coach of the High Performance Volleyball Program there.